Khruangbin. I finally found a band that makes great music in the 21st Century. I really can't beleive it. In a Century (21st) of most Shiity, God Awful music, besides Ce Lo Green and Alicia Keyes, I've finally found some present day music that "Does Not Suck" The name of the band is Khruanbin, a trio from Houston Texas, lead by an awesome guitar player Mark Speer, who also is a vocalist, along with Laura Lee on Bass Guitar and vocals. The band winds up with "DJ" Donald Johnson on Drums (and Keyboard).
The bands music is sicribed as P Rock Funk / Surf Music, and is wonderful, often quite meodic, as if youy're floating on a Magic Carpet Ride. "I just Love it," and it's the only only music of the 21st Century that I like, along with CeeLo Green, Alicia Keyes, Joe Bonnamasso, and Gary Clark Jr., another musician from Texas.
Yes in a Century of the most horrible music in the history (21st Century) of the World, I've found a 5th great musical act that plays good music made in the 21st Century. "Unbeleivable" !!!
A gentle-tempoed groove, "Crystal Blue Persuasion" was built around a prominent organ part with an understated arrangement, more akin to The Rascals' sound at the time than to James's contemporary efforts with psychedelic rock. It included melodic passages for an acoustic guitar, as well as a bass pattern, played between the bridge and the third verse of the song.
In a 1985 interview in Hitch magazine, James said the title of the song came to him while he was reading the BiblicalBook of Revelation:
Stewart had all of the music and orchestration written and completely recorded before he even had a title for any of the songs. In a Canadian radio interview he stated that he has done this for six of his albums, and he often writes four different sets of lyrics for each song.The title track derives from a song Stewart wrote in 1966 called "Foot of the Stage" with prescient lyrics about Tony Hancock, one of Britain's favourite comedians who died by suicide two years later. When Stewart discovered that Hancock was not well known in the United States, he went back to his original title "Year of the Cat".
When released as a single in June 1969, "Crystal Blue Persuasion" became one of the biggest hits for the group, peaking at number two on the Billboard pop singles chart for three weeks behind Zager and Evans's single "In the Year 2525". In Canada, the song spent one week at number one.The single version differs from the album version of the song with horn overdubs added to the mix and a longer bongos overdub before the third verse.
A music video was made which showed various scenes of late 1960s political and cultural unrest and imagery of "love and peace".
On a morning from a Bogart movie In a country where they turn back time You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre Contemplating a crime She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running Like a watercolor in the rain Don't bother asking for explanations She'll just tell you that she came In the year of the cat
She doesn't give you time for questions As she locks up your arm in hers And you follow 'till your sense of which direction Completely disappears
By the blue tiled walls near the market stalls There's a hidden door she leads you to These days, she says, I feel my life Just like a river running through The year of the cat
While she looks at you so cooly And her eyes shine like the moon in the sea She comes in incense and patchouli So you take her, to find what's waiting inside The year of the cat
Well morning comes and you're still with her And the bus and the tourists are gone And you've thrown away your choice you've lost your ticket So you have to stay on But the drum-beat strains of the night remain In the rhythm of the newborn day You know sometime you're bound to leave her But for now you're going to stay In the year of the cat